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Making Sense of 2 IoT Protocols: MQTT and CoAP

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Exadel’s VP of Software Development, Jonathan Fries, has shared an­other thought­ful piece on the Internet of Things, this time fo­cus­ing on two tech­nolo­gies that stand out for IoT de­vice com­mu­ni­ca­tions: MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) and CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol). There’s no al­ways right an­swer for which to use, but Jonathan gives some guid­ance on how to de­cide based on the situation—after ex­plain­ing each of the pro­to­cols. He also makes some pre­dic­tions about the fu­ture for these pro­to­cols.

Read the whole ar­ti­cle: Why are IoT de­vel­op­ers con­fused by MQTT and CoAP?

NY CTO Event Tackles the “Brain Drain” of Women Out of Tech

CTO1Donna Burke, Exadel’s Vice President of Technology Solutions, re­cently at­tended the NY CTO Women in Tech Conference in New York City (November 10th, 2015). 

Approximately 200 peo­ple at­tended the event, which tar­geted beginning/​mid-​career women in tech­nol­ogy and en­gi­neer­ing roles. The evening in­cluded a panel dis­cus­sion with speak­ers from Hearst, Etsy, and Birchbox.

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Exadel in the Community: Students Rising Above

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Last week, we in­tro­duced you to Debra Harris, Exadel’s New Sales and Business Development Manager, and men­tioned that she vol­un­teered with Students Rising Above (SRA), a Bay Area non-profit that em­pow­ers first-gen­er­a­tion col­lege stu­dents.

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Exadel Promotes More Diversity in Development

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Here are sto­ries of how Exadel has been work­ing with two groups to pro­mote tech di­ver­sity:

  • Girls Who Code
  • BlackGirlsCode​

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Mobile Field Service Apps Webinar Recordings Up!

“Mobile Field Service Apps: CRM, Workflow, Coverage Policies, and More in Your Pocket” is quite a mouth­ful for our we­bi­nar se­ries, but it does cover a lot. All are record­ings from the se­ries are now avail­able on­line:

  1. Mobile Field Service Apps: More than CRM on an iPhone
  2. Building Custom Field Service Mobile Apps that Drive Revenue
  3. Enabling the Mobile Financial Advisor

Learn about Enterprise Mobility from Exadel & Verivo

The en­ter­prise is go­ing mo­bile more and more. The dif­fer­ence is in how quick and trou­ble-free the tran­si­tion can be fore your par­tic­u­lar busi­ness.

Verivo and Exadel have been part­ner­ing to­gether to make seam­less en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity hap­pen for a va­ri­ety of en­ter­prise cus­tomers. Now we feel it’s time to share our ex­pe­ri­ences. We wanted to present a we­bi­nar to­gether to help oth­ers see the ben­e­fits of en­ter­prise mo­bil­ity along with some lessons learned along the way, but we also wanted to make the in­for­ma­tion more di­gestible. So, we de­cided to break up the ma­te­r­ial into three brief 30-minute we­bi­nars.  The se­ries starts off April 1, then con­tin­ues on April 7 and April 14, all at 11am Pacific time. Here’s our line-up so far:

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Come to the AT&T DevLab Workshop

We’ve been to a lot of AT&T hackathons and have been very im­pressed with these events. Now, AT&T is putting on a new event here in the San Francisco Bay Area called DevLab, a one-day hands-on pro­gram­ming work­shop to im­merse par­tic­i­pants in the lat­est ser­vices and tools for mo­bile app de­vel­op­ment. It will be held on September 25th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. (You can use the code MUSEUM to waive the reg­is­tra­tion charge.) Read more »

Tiggzi at iOS Devcamp 2012

Tiggzi at iOSDevCamp 2012: Photo Courtesy of Sidney Maestre/StackMob - Arrow Added for Blog Post

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Making Mobile Apps Successful

We were ex­cited when Deltina Hay used our Tiggzi mo­bile de­vel­op­ment plat­form to demon­strate some of the prin­ci­ples in her re­cent book, The Bootstrapper’s Guide to the Mobile Web. Recently, we found out about an­other great of­fer­ing from Deltina. Read more »

Exadel People Publish New RichFaces Book

Max Katz

Ilya Shaikovsky

Two Exadel em­ploy­ees, Max Katz and Ilya Shaikovsky, got to see their book, Practical RichFaces (2nd Edition), pub­lished by Apress last week. This book is per­fect for any­one with a ba­sic knowl­edge of JavaServer Faces who wants to learn how to build AJAX-based ap­pli­ca­tions with RichFaces. The book cov­ers RichFaces 4, which is based on JSF 2. It doesn’t over­whelm you by doc­u­ment­ing every last lit­tle de­tail in RichFaces 4, but still cov­ers every­thing, so that de­vel­op­ers at all lev­els of ex­pe­ri­ence in RichFaces will get a lot out of this book. Read more »

Online Showcase for RichFaces 4 Available

For a long time we’ve hosted an on­line demo show­cas­ing RichFaces 3 fea­tures. Now that RichFaces 4 is out, we’ve put the show­case for RichFaces 4 fea­tures on­line. You can reach both of these from our demos page. Also on that page are some other demo items you might be in­ter­ested in: Read more »

Open Source Meets Mobile

There’s still time to sign up for a we­bi­nar we’ll be giv­ing next week to ex­plain and demon­strate how we use Exadel Flamingo for mo­bile com­merce.

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See Slides of Our Mobile Commerce iPhone Client

We’ve re­cently posted a slide show for demon­strat­ing the fea­tures of the iPhone client that works with our Exadel M-Commerce Solution, our great pack­age based on Exadel Flamingo for “mo­bi­liz­ing” ex­ist­ing e-com­merce func­tion­al­ity. It should help you get a much bet­ter idea of the iPhone client’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties with­out hav­ing to down­load an ac­tual app. Just go here and log in:

http://​ex​adel​.com/​w​e​b​/​p​o​r​t​a​l​/​m​c​o​m​m​i​p​h​o​n​e​app

(If you haven’t reg­is­tered yet, it’s easy — only 4 items to fill in.)

Sign Up for Online Demos

In pro­mot­ing our so­lu­tions and ser­vices, we of­fer po­ten­tial cus­tomers the op­por­tu­nity to sign up on our Web site for per­sonal on­line demos pro­vided by our staff.

We cur­rently of­fer demos for (JBoss) RichFaces and the Exadel M-Commerce Solution. We in­vented and con­tinue to de­velop RichFaces, so we are ex­perts in RichFaces. The Exadel M-Commerce Solution is a new prod­uct that we’re ex­cited about. It lever­ages Exadel Flamingo and our ex­per­tise in mo­bile com­merce from ser­vice en­gage­ments.

The ac­tual process for set­ting up a demo like this is pretty straight­for­ward. Read more »

EclipseCon 2010

I was ex­cited to at­tend this year’s EclipseCon on Wednesday (March 24) in Santa Clara, California. I had come out for the day from our nearby Concord of­fice to take part in a panel ti­tled “Benefiting from the Business Ecosystem Around BIRT: Case Studies and Resources” put on by our part­ners, Actuate, the peo­ple be­hind BIRT. Read more »

TheServerSide Java Conference Coming Up Next Week

TheServerSide is host­ing an­other Java Symposium this year. It will run from March 17 to March 19 in Las Vegas. Of course, you knew this al­ready from reg­u­larly check­ing our cal­en­dar. (Our cal­en­dar would also show that Exadel’s Max Katz will be do­ing 2 ses­sions.)

As the TheServerSide points out, it’s dur­ing dif­fi­cult tur­bu­lent times that these sorts of in­for­ma­tion-shar­ing events be­come so im­por­tant for developers–at the same time re­sources to at­tend events is much tighter. We can help a lit­tle by of­fer­ing our dis­count code. To re­deem this spe­cial of­fer, reg­is­ter on­line with the code FRIENDOFSPKR and you’ll au­to­mat­i­cally save $200. (Yes, you can still reg­is­ter.) Read more »

Webinar Recordings

In the process of adding a link to our lat­est we­bi­nar on our we­bi­nars page, I no­ticed we’ve com­piled quite a list of we­bi­nars over the last year. At Exadel, we usu­ally treat a we­bi­nar as a part­ner­ing op­por­tu­nity, so each of these we­bi­nars is as­so­ci­ated with a par­tic­u­lar part­ner. Going back a year that list in­cludes: Read more »

Exadel and Actuate Webinar on JSF + RichFaces + BIRT

It’s com­ing up soon! On Tuesday of next week on February 9, Exadel and Actuate will be do­ing a joint we­b­cast ti­tled Learn How to Add BIRT Reporting to JSF Applications Using RichFaces. There’s still time to reg­is­ter. Read more »

Joint Webcast (11/​17) with Terracotta on Hibernate

Next week, we’ll be do­ing a pair of we­b­casts with Terracotta on “Hibernate Performance and Scalability Out of the Box.” There will be two sep­a­rate live we­b­casts of the same ma­te­r­ial on November 17th at 11 am and at 11 pm (Pacific time).

This is a new for­mat for us at Exadel. We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to see­ing how it works.

Max Katz from Exadel will be pre­sent­ing a case study on how Exadel helped a B2C client re­vamp their help desk and cus­tomer ser­vice UI with JBoss RichFaces, Terracotta for Hibernate, Terracotta’s Ehcache, and SOA tech­niques. Read more »

Webinar Recording Available for Integration Case Study

On September 2nd, 2009, Exadel held a we­bi­nar with Elastic Path and Oracle ti­tled “Case Study: An Integration of Oracle Middleware and an Ecommerce Solution.” If you missed out on this great we­bi­nar, you can now ac­cess the record­ing (af­ter log­ging into the Exadel site).

Stay tuned for news of fu­ture col­lab­o­ra­tive we­bi­nars.

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